Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Plastic Bottles Are Potentially Toxic [AUDIO]

June 2, 2010 12:28 pm
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined Ryan’s radio show Wednesday to give tips on how to stay healthy and discuss his new CNN special report “Toxic America.”

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In CNN’s two-part special,  Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines the health effects of industrial pollution.  He went into several places, including Mossville, Louisiana, which is surrounded by fourteen chemical plants.  He found that many people had cancer and kidney disease, and he was “struck by how prevalent it was down there.”
As far as health in general, Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that although we don’t know too much about the health effects of using plastic bottles, we should drink out of stainless steel instead of plastic. He shared that even our food isn’t totally safe. “Growth hormones are given to animals for milk and meat,” he said, “[my family] tries to buy some organic products, [like] milk that doesn’t have any bovine growth hormone in it because of that very concern.”
Dr. Gupta recalled his experience in Haiti when he went to perform medical procedures on people in need.  He said, “It is painful, those poor people have suffered so much, they continue to suffer.”

The first part of Dr. Gupta’s two-part special begins tonight (June 2nd) at 8 p.m. ET on CNN. To read more about “Toxic America,” visit the website.  


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